Bourne batsmen, and young bowler Ben, have a blast

Tom Norman took 8-41 for Nassington against Stamford.
Tom Norman took 8-41 for Nassington against Stamford.
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Bourne batsmen blasted 19 sixes on their way to a 229-run battering of Medbourne in Rutland Division One yesterday (May 10).

Centurians Peter Morgan and Jordan Temple smacked six maximums apiece as did Tom Dixon who based a quickfire 71 at the end of Bourne’s 45-over innings of 398-7.

Morgan was finally dismissed for 134, while Temple finished unbeaten on 120. It was Temple’s first senior ton and a great day for Bourne was completed when under 15 player Ben Woodward finished the match off with a hat-trick.

Woodward returned figures of 4-40 as Medbourne replied with 169.

Reigning champions Peterborough Town will struggle to retain their title if they continue to field sides as weak as the one beaten by five wickets at Eaton Socon.

The young team were bowled out for 146 despite a solid start from openers Kieran Judd (36) and Kyle Medcalf (29).

Town Saturday star Asim Butt plays for Barnack on Sundays and he cracked 92 in a 26-run win at Oundle. Jack Bolsover (5-26) bowled superbly for Oundle, but Mark Hodgson’s 72 wasn’t enough to get the home side over the line.

Bowling star of the day was Tom Norman of Nassington who claimed 8-41 in 12 overs in a 127-run win over Stamford. Stamford were shot out for just 67 chasing 194-8. Kiwi Ryan Duffy (62no) top scored for Nassington with Richard Field (4-59) bowling best for Stamford.

Title fancies Uppingham beat Wisbech by 28 runs. Tom Meyrick (4-36) and Gary Freear (51) performed with credirt for the Fenmen.


UPPINGHAM beat WISBECH by 28 runs

Uppingham 173 (T, Meyrick 4-36).

Wisbech 148 (G. Freear 51).


Town 146 (K. Judd 34, K. Medcalf 29, J. Smith 26).

Eaton Socon 152-5 (M. Hay 88no, J. Smith 2-27)

MEDBOURNE lost to BOURNE by 229 runs

Bourne 398-7 (P. Morgan 134, J. Temple 120no, T. Dixon 71).

Medbourne 169 (A. Dalby 65no, B, Woodward 4-40).

OUNDLE lost to BARNACK by 26 runs

Barnack 218-6 (A. Butt 92, J. Bolsover 5-26).

Oundle 192 (M. Hodgson 72).

NASSINGTON beat STAMFORD by 127 runs

Nassington 194-8 (R. Duffy 62no, A. Laud 46, D. Bandaranaike 32no, R. Field 4-59).

Stamford 67 (T. Norman 8-41).